this is the piece that garrett painted. it was huge. that is garrett over there on the left. he is an amazing artist!
on saturday night, garrett stayed with our kids (he lives in our basement apartment, and he's nice enough to stay with them every so often. plus they both love him), while danny and i went to see de la soul perform live in carrboro. it was fantastic! i've seen them once before, years ago, in salt lake city, but this time was so much better. we both really enjoyed it. the people watching was pretty out of hand too. we got home really late, and my ears were ringing. i'm getting too old for that loud of music, haha (this was the best photo i got)
early sunday morning, a loud thump woke me up. at first i thought it was a large thunderclap (we've had tons of crazy thunderstorms this summer), but it wasn't raining out. and then i thought maybe alanna or malcolm had fallen out of bed? nope. so i went back to sleep. alanna got up to feed and take lucky dog out, and then she woke me up to let me know that our neighbor's tree had fallen down on her house! that's what i had heard. it was a really tall tree. what a shame. luckily it didn't really cause much damage to her house. the tree crew was here all day cutting it down. we watched them from the yard and the bedroom window for a while. they will be back tomorrow to remove the other half that is still standing. here's the view of it from our back yard before they arrived.
we also went and bought a new jogging stroller for malcolm on sunday. danny likes to run a lot, and malcolm usually cries when he leaves the house. so now he can go with him for a ride. it is a really nice stroller. we should have bought it months ago. we all went down to the greenway by our house, and alanna and i rode our bikes while danny and malcolm ran. it was great. we went almost 5 miles. i haven't been on my bike since way before i had malcolm. we will be doing that much more often now. next time i will take my camera.